Soon The Tesla Model S P85D Will Be Even Faster
When Tesla launched the Model S P85D, the world had to literally catch its breath due to the madness that is the power unleashed from “Insane Mode.” A total of 864 lb-ft of torque from the two electric motors hurl the car forward with a ferocity that was unfelt in most supercars, let alone sedans. Zero to 60 mph is just 3.2 seconds and that has the ability to scare the living hell out of people. However, when you are Elon Musk, who owns both a rocket company and wants to build a 4,000mph hyperloop train system, 3.2 seconds and loads of traction could be a bit of a slow day heading to work. So what do you do? You obviously start thinking about upgrading the firmware to make the car sprint to 60 at least a few tenths of a second faster! RELATED: Watch the P85D blow the doors off of a few supercars
A few days ago, Elon Musk took to Twitter and the entire world stopped to watch what the mad genius was thinking. Unlike other Twitter notifications that require an advanced degree in astrophysics and mechanical engineering, Musk just simply stated that an over the air firmware update could be coming to the P85D to improve its 0-60 time considerably.
In the Twitter post, Musk stated, “Tesla P85D 0 to 60mph acceleration will improve by ~0.1 sec soon via over-the-air software update to inverter algorithm.” While that’s not a crazy improvement, most insiders believe that when the update finally drops, the acceleration will improve by four-tenths of a second. That means 0-60 runs in just 2.8 seconds which is past supercar fast and very close to hypercar fast.
RELATED: Watch our interior preview of the Tesla P85D here
What’s equally interesting about the P85D is that when Tesla first looked into having dual motors, the company wasn’t going for outright speed, but rather for traction. Musk quipped about this on his Twitter stating that, “Main goal of dual motors was actually insane traction on snow. Insane speed was a (just) a side effect.)"
Elon Musk, can you just adopt me already?
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